World War One was nothing like the roaring twenties that followed close behind. This war may not have taken place on the great soil of the United States, but it did affect everyone all over the world. The war especially had an enormous effect on those who lived on the fighting soil, but mainly those who served in the war and lived to tell about it. Wilfred Owen and Edward Thomas are only two of the several World War One poets who expressed their experiences through their poetry. Although the reader of their poetry can distinguish several differences between the two poets, one will also notice that they both also shared similarities within their poetry.
Europeans unknowingly brought over diseases with them causing epidemics and a huge depopulation among the Native Americans. Because during this time the causes of the diseases was unknown amongst the Europeans and the Native Americans they both thought it was because of their respective religions. The Native Americans believed that manitou was punishing them and the Europeans thought that God was rewarding them. The Native Americans believed that the diseases killing them off was the result of their misuse of manitou. The diseases also undermined the authority of the Native American leaders; the leaders lost the respect of their people because they could no longer keep their people from dying, this forced them into mourning wars.
However, many people that support the military still find his actions disrespectful. (Since this is a short paper, here is a link that goes into greater detail as to why some people in the military respect Colin Kaepernick’s statement: https://www.snopes.com/veteran-kaepernick-take-a-knee-anthem/.) Although there are a lot of negative reactions to Colin Kaepernick’s protest, Kaepernick has brought about positive changes in society. For example, Kaepernick has glorified the issue regarding Black Lives Matter, making everyone aware of the issue. Kaepernick has also influenced other athletes to join the protest.
Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted.
People have been making decisions before Frost even wrote this piece but now, for most people who have read this poem, when making a decision we associate it, possibly inadvertently with “The Road Not Taken”. The poem to a certain extent whether misinterpreted or not is looked at as a cliché because of how much it has fused with everyday life and the choices we make but, still it goes on to influence pop culture worldwide in a vast
There as been countless interpretations of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, it seems as if everyone sees it as something else. How is this possible? T. S. Eliot was a brilliant writer, and he wrote this peom in a way that would be hard to understand and interpret. Eliot wanted the people reading it to come up with their own way of descerning what it ment. Many may argue, that their view of the poem is correct, but Eliot would have to disagree.
The uniform represents how he has to wear what the people in the institute tell him to wear. This proves that he has a lack of freedom and control, and also gives the feeling that he is being dehumanised by the people that are supposed to help him. Owen also uses alteration to create a negative feeling. The words "ghastly" and "grey" are both very dark and depressing words which helps make the reader feel very sympathetic towards the war veteran as he has to go through so much isolation and pain just because he didn't think of the consequences of going to war. "Ghastly suit of grey" also suggest that he may have lost his colours, his happiness, his emotions due to war.
Firstly, he had no rhyme within his poems but only rhythm; He also broke the rules of the verses per stanzas constitution, giving a sense of chaos when observing some of his work fragments. One big and relevant annexation to these two significant artists, is the usage of different rhetorical devices, which are meant to seek for diverse reactions on the perception of their poems by the readers. Dickinson’s and Whitman’s styles are not similar, but their poetry is so strong that it can build the same feeling or sensation in the readers. Certainly, this sense emerge thanks to the way in which poems are constructed. Their poetry makes people feel the words even though it does not look it will do it (depending on the structure the poem is
Bob Dylan, one of the greatest musicians of the 1960’s, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016. The decision received a lot of controversy, for many people questioned his qualification for the award. Many people felt disrespected, as they felt more talented in literature, and believed that Dylan was a musician, not a poet. However, the lyrics that Dylan writes, are written with so much meaning and emotion, that they do deserve the title as poetry. Therefore, in 2016, he did deserve the Nobel Prize in Literature, for his poetic lyrics did influence the world with his meaningful music.
A majority of people already know and understand what war was like and what it meant to those who fought. However, some people are often blinded by the reality and truths of war because of poets and authors that paint a picture of war as an exciting adventure. Literature is proven to capture the writer’s experiences and emotions, especially at such a marginal event of war. I believe that War is not something that should be celebrated, through this belief I believe that anti-war poetry opposes those who think it should be. The anti-war war poems oppose the marginalised view that soldiers turn from innocence to heartless killers, whereas majority of the soldiers were genuine, soft soldiers made to do their jobs.